PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS
PGD is an embryo diagnosis to detect genetic diseases. It is an examination of the abnormalities of the embryo at the gene level and used to diagnose genetic disorders in specific diseases or diseases in order to avoid inherited diseases in the event that the father or mother knows that he or she is the family carrier of conditions like Thalassemia etc.
Benefits of PGD
PGD can help prevent the occurrence of genetic diseases that occur in infants. It reduces the need to terminate pregnancy and reduce the likelihood of birth defects that have to be cared for throughout life which, of course, will very much affect some parents. Genetic diseases cannot be cured but we can only alleviate the symptoms. Therefore, it is a problem for parents both towards care and the enormous expenses that have to be allotted in healing, even though they know how to treat it.
It is also a problem for the children themselves because the child has to be at greater risk since being in the womb and when the baby is born, the risk still persists. When the symptoms are not resolved, they may immediately die. PGD is able to answer this problem very well. And in addition to helping prevent the occurrence of genetic diseases in infants, it can solve the problem of the genetic disease of the family to go away as well.
How is PGD checked?
In the PGD examination, it is performed by pulling the embryonic cells out to analyze the embryonic genes. Embryonic cell extraction can be done at two stages: When the embryo is 3 days old and when the embryo is 5 days old, if found good, the embryo will be stored and will pick the bad gene away. Then, will put the good genes back into the uterus of the mother again for a healthy pregnancy.
Who is suitable to check PGD?
Detected parents as genetic carriers or parents with genetic diseases. Not all has good genes. No one is perfect, so before deciding to have children it is recommended that the spouse take their hands together to screen the risk of various diseases to be the best. If it is found that both of the spouse have diseases or carriers of genetic diseases, it is recommended that they take the PGD examination as well. This is considered a correct start. Right start means the safety and security of the baby that will be born in the future.